Downtown Spring Open: Twisted Tea Off

Teams of 4 will compete for cash and prizes as they travel from hole to hole throughout the Downtown District in this indoor miniature golf tournament! Register your team now. Read More...

Downtown Spring Open: Twisted Tea Off

2014 Blueberry Festival Poster Contest

Brush off your paints, pencils, lenses and more because the 2014 Blueberry Festival poster contest is here! Read More...

2014 Blueberry Festival Poster Contest

2014 Farmers Market

The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market will celebrate the first market day of 2014 on Saturday, May 17. Read More...

2014 Farmers Market

Fourth of July in Marquette

Every summer on the fourth of July, residents of Marquette and the surrounding area gather to enjoy the spectacular fireworks in Downtown Marquette. Read More...

Fourth of July in Marquette

Downtown Marquette Blueberry Festival Vendor Registration Now Open

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The Marquette Downtown Development Authority is pleased to announce that plans are underway for the annual Downtown Marquette Blueberry Festival, slated for Friday, July 25, 2014. Food vendors, artists and
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A New Event Happening in Downtown Marquette

The inaugural Downtown Spring Open: Twisted Tea Off, an indoor miniature golf tournament, will be held on Thursday, April 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Marquette’s Downtown District.
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Blueberry Festival Poster Contest Opens

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority invites artists of all ages and skill levels to submit original artwork for the 2014 Blueberry Festival Poster contest. The selected design will be reproduced
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Baraga Avenue Visioning Session To Be Held Thursday

A Baraga Avenue Visioning Session will be held Thursday, March 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Marquette Commons located at 112 S. Third Street Marquette, MI. The
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Upcoming Events
Marquette Fireworks Fundraiser @ Ore Dock Brewing Company
Apr 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Marquette Area Fourth of July Fireworks Committee for a fulfilled night at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Admission is $5 at the door. There will be cash bar and Togo’s – Marquette’s Original Submarine Sandwich Shop will be selling food. Plus there will be patriotic music by Chasin’ Steel!

Stop by and support the Marquette Area Fireworks.

RESCHEDULED: Longyear Library 101 @ Marquette Regional History Center
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm

POSTPONED due to winter storm warning. Rescheduled for Wednesday, April 30 at 6:30 pm

In honor of National Library Week, the John M. Longyear Library will be hosting “Longyear Library 101″ on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 West Spring Street. In 1925, Mr. Longyear’s collection of books, maps, manuscripts, and photographs became the nucleus of the library. Since that time the library has grown to more than 17,000 books, 800 maps, 80,000 obituaries and thousands of photographic images making it one of the finest research libraries in Michigan specializing in the history of the Lake Superior Region. Librarians Rosemary Michelin and Beth Gruber will walk you through the history of the Longyear Library and highlight interesting aspects of the collection including Amos Harlow’s 1849 Postal Book, Marquette County Poor House Inmate Records, and various local school records from 1908-2002. Stop in any time during the week (April 15-19) to take a map quiz and be entered for a door prize drawing. For more information, please visit or call 906-226-3571.



Views & Brews: Waterfall Week
Apr 21 all-day

As the proud home to more waterfalls than any other county in the state, with 77, Marquette County is preparing to celebrate the spring thaw that features a superior run off at many of the local waterfalls, encouraging both visitors and locals to stop hibernating and go exploring.

Views and Brews is a celebration of what’s on tap this season, with all of the local breweries featuring a waterfall themed brew, ranging from an ale or IPA to a Saison or Wheat, all locally brewed and aptly named. In addition, those who get out and snap a photo if front of one of the waterfalls and share it at one of the four participating watering holds will receive a free Limited Edition Waterfall Week logoed pint glass (purchase is required and available while supplies last, one per person per visit).

Waterfall Week activities are not limited to the over 21 crowd, there is a great geocaching scavenger hunt open to all ages and offering a chance to win some great prizes. Forms are available at Switchback, located at 209 S. Front Street or online at

Places to Stay

When you finally lay your head down for the night, you'll slumber in total comfort and style. From historic hotels and comfortable Inn’s Marquette knows how to make you feel at home.

Food & Drink

Indulge in authentic flavors that'll make your mouth water and send your taste buds soaring. Marquette is known for its food and locally brewed ales that you can't get anywhere else.


Whether you're looking for live music or a family day at the park, there's always a way to have fun in Marquette. Enjoy a bike ride along Lake Superior, discover hands-on kids' museums, or see what's playing at the local theater. With so much to see and do, you might just have to stay a little longer.


Year-round outdoor activities are sure to satisfy everyone - from leisure lovers to sports enthusiasts, and everyone in between. Explore our historic streets and shorelines. There is always a way to enjoy the four seasons in Marquette.


Browse boutiques for clothes, shoes, handbags and more. Peruse chic home furnishing stores and antique shops. Or pick up some unforgettable souvenirs at one of the many gift shops in Downtown Marquette for friends and family

History & Culture

From museums and historic tours to art galleries and theater performances, you can fill your days with plenty of one-of-a-kind experiences for all ages. Walk through our streets and see what inspires you, or head straight for the places on your personal must-see list.

Downtown Marquette is Lake Superior's gateway to the rustic splendor of Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. Historic brownstone buildings, trees, benches and street lamps line Washington and Front Streets providing a picturesque setting anytime of year.

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